391st BOMB GROUP: Aircraft information for serial number: 42-107841
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Aircraft information for serial number: 42-107841
Taxi Squadron Serial Code Name Source Taxi Sheets
041-A57342-107841T6-ALITTLE PINK PANTIESTaxi sheets. Typo for 841-A.1
841-A57342-107841T6-ALITTLE PINK PANTIESOriginal website34
844-A57342-107841T6-ALITTLE PINK PANTIESTaxi sheets. Typo for 841-A ?1

Aircraft history for serial number: 42-107841 (kindly provided by Paul Clouting).
Delivered from the Martin Omaha plant. Next listed at Omaha, Nebraska (ATC) on 16/4/44, and Scott Field, Illinois (ATC) on 17/4/44. Then flown to the 3rd AF staging area at Hunter Field, Savannah, Georgia (from 19/4/44), and on to Morrison Field, West Palm Beach, Florida (from 25/4/44), from where the aircraft was flown overseas to the UK via the Southern Ferry Route, as a 9th AF replacement aircraft, departing the USA on 7/5/44. The record card then lists, GLUE 9AF A (Europe) on 5/5/44, and GLUE 9AF R (Europe) on 19/5/44. Entered combat with the 391st BG / 573rd BS on 2/6/44. Belly landed on 6/10/44. Pilot 2nd Lt. Kenneth E Shoemaker. The aircraft was repaired. Crash landed again on 25/3/45 due to severe flak damage received on the mission to Dierdorf, Germany. This time the aircraft was written off. The aircraft flown by 2nd Lt. Hershel D Wilson had damaged hydraulics and the landing gear collapsed on landing. The final entry on the aircraft record card lists, GLUE 9AF CON SAL BD on 25/3/45. We also have this aircraft listed as 4L-S, but this needs confirmation.

Picture listing for serial number: 42-107841
Picture Title Picture Category Serial
"Little Pink Panties"Nose Art42-107841
"Little Pink Panties"Nose Art42-107841
"Little Pink Panties"Nose Art42-107841
"Little Pink Panties"Nose Art42-107841
"Little Pink Panties"Nose Art42-107841
"Little Pink Panties"Nose Art42-107841
"Little Pink Panties"Nose Art42-107841
"Little Pink Panties" - "Honey Bucket" in background.Nose Art42-107841
"Little Pink Panties" - William C. Morris flew about 10 missions in this ship.Nose Art42-107841
"Little Pink Panties"Nose Art42-107841
"Little Pink Panties" with unknown personNose Art42-107841
"Little Pink Panties"Nose Art42-107841
"Little Pink Panties"Nose Art42-107841
"Little Pink Panties"Nose Art42-107841

Taxi Sheet listing for serial number: 42-107841
Mission Date Station Box Flight Position Pilot Squadron Hardstand Taxi Serial
8204 Jun 1944166235Fry57227841-A42-107841
8808 Jun 1944166233Cassiday57326841-A42-107841
9312 Jun 1944166237Smith57228841-A42-107841
9513 Jun 1944166236Cassiday57328841-A42-107841
9614 Jun 1944166237Walker57228841-A42-107841
9715 Jun 1944166132Cassiday57328841-A42-107841
9918 Jun 1944166135Cassiday57328841-A42-107841
10020 Jun 1944166322Horridge57428841-A42-107841
10121 Jun 1944166236Koehl57228841-A42-107841
10221 Jun 1944166222Cassiday57328841-A42-107841
10625 Jun 1944166123Cassiday57328841-A42-107841
10805 Jul 1944166122Cassiday57328841-A42-107841
11412 Jul 1944166235Cassiday57428841-A42-107841
11919 Jul 1944166132Baxter57328841-A42-107841
12124 Jul 1944166126Cassiday57328844-A42-107841
12225 Jul 1944166125Cassiday57328841-A42-107841
12326 Jul 1944166136Wilkinson57228841-A42-107841
12326 Jul 1944166236Lakin57428841-A42-107841
12731 Jul 1944166115Shannon57528841-A42-107841
12801 Aug 1944166223Holliday57328841-A42-107841
13105 Aug 1944166122Daffern57328841-A42-107841
13205 Aug 1944166122Daffern57328841-A42-107841
13306 Aug 1944166125Dunn57328841-A42-107841
16310 Sep 1944166223Clapham57328841-A42-107841
16411 Sep 1944166222Mosher57328841-A42-107841
19229 Nov 1944A-73212Shoemaker573PL841-A42-107841
20625 Dec 1944A-73232Shoemaker57332841-A42-107841
20725 Dec 1944A-73236Larsen57332841-A42-107841
21222 Jan 1945A-73132Shoemaker57332841-A42-107841
21428 Jan 1945A-73123Shoemaker57332841-A42-107841
22008 Feb 1945A-73332Pancoast57232841-A42-107841
22310 Feb 1945A-73012Thiedeman57232841-A42-107841
23018 Feb 1945A-73337Young57232841-A42-107841
24303 Mar 1945A-73134Shoemaker57332841-A42-107841
26522 Mar 1945A-73315Edwards573PL841-A42-107841